Soul Calibur 5 is the sixth fighting game in the Soul series by Namco.

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How to beat Harada Tekken? (Soul Calibur 5)

How can you beat the Harada Tekken bonus character in Soul Calibur 5? I have tried every character, and I am rather proficient in most of them, but he performs a moveset that is literally impossible ...
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Why aren't lost souls and arcade mode available?

I beat all 20 episodes of Story ~1607 A.D. but no new game modes are available. What should beating the Story unlock? How can I unlock more modes?
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Can you play friends in ranked matches on Soul Calibur V for PS3?

Wondering if so. If you can then I might want to get Soul Calibur V. That is the one thing lacking in Soul Calibur IV.
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Why do some custom made characters show up as “Creation 1” to other people online?

I've been told that one of my characters shows up as "Creation1" in online matches. I've seen it happen to other people as well. It seems to happen mostly on characters themed after someone specific. ...
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How do I download other players' replays?

It says that you can view replays that you've downloaded from other players, but so far, I can't find out where to go to download them. Is there a specific menu in which you can download replays from ...
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Is There Any Way To Get Around Effects of Character Warping in Creation Mode?

I just spent upwards of 20 minutes trying to place a flower on Leixia's shoulder in a custom costume. The problem I ran into (and never really got around), is that Leixia's breast jiggle during her ...
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What Defines Opponent Behaviour in 'Quick Battle'?

When I play the 'quick battle' offline mode of Soul Calibur V, I get the impression that I'm fighting real player's characters being controlled by the game's AI, based on the character names, and ...
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How do (Just) Inputs Work?

While browsing through the move lists for some of the characters, I've noticed some of them have the term (just) in with their button combinations. After a bit of searching online, I found them being ...
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Do Costumes Affect Breast Physics?

I've noticed that some of the female characters have two widely different costumes available. Do any of these different costumes have an impact on character breast-physics? The most obvious example ...
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Is the Story Mode Chronologically Linear?

I was playing through the story mode and I reached, and completed the mission in which: However, the storyline then immediately cut to missions in which: After those missions, the storyline ...
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Can I Make Custom Characters NOT End Up In Their Underwear When Their Armour Breaks?

So far, when I make custom characters, as soon as their armour breaks, they're left in their underwear, and it looks ridiculous. Is there any way I can better control which items disappear when a ...
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Tira's mood changes: Is there random chance involved in whether the switch occurs

I've been playing as Tira and I've noticed that changing her mood doesn't always work. For the most part it almost seems random. Is it based on any factors? I also noticed that after several A+B mood ...
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What is a good course of action after a just guard?

My instinct from previous games in the series tells me to try a throw, but since just guards are usually done in the midst of your opponent button mashing, the throw is often cancelled. I realize this ...
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Can armor break more than once per match?

Is it possible to break your opponent's armor more than once per match?
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What exactly is a “clean hit”?

Every once in a while I will get a "clean hit" message. I was wondering what specifically causes this, as I have managed to do it without even hitting my opponent. Does it cause any extra damage?
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How do I Turn Yoshimitsu Around?

I've scrolled through the entirely of Yoshimitsu's moves list, but I guess I've missed something because I absolutely cannot figure out how to turn him around so that he's facing away from his ...
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What triggers a weapon clash?

While testing various timings and attacks for Does Leixia's weapon clash get through instead of bouncing back? I've found that not all attacks that occur at the same time will clash. This is ...
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Global Colosseum: What's the difference between tournament and random match?

I tried out the tournament feature for the first time last night and it wasn't really what I expected. There was no ladder, no indication of where in the tournament you are or what the context of the ...
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Do counters, clean hits and other similar attributes modify damage?

Soul Calibur V seems to be much more mindful of specific types of hits than previous versions. I was wondering how these new hit attributes modified damage. Do clean hits, 8way run counters, regular ...
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How do I properly execute Manji Carve Fist?

I am referring to a move with Yoshimitsu, seen below: While seemingly a simple move to input, I can never seem to get this move off, no matter how hard I try. Seeing how it is an extremely fast ...
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Which Character Can Cause the Most Knockback?

My most common strategy in previous Soul Calibur games was to knock my opponent over the side of the stage. I've missed a few editions of the game though (I think the last one I played was Soul ...
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Does armor break have any impact on gameplay?

Does breaking your opponent's armor affect gameplay in any way or is it all aesthetics? Does wearing different armor affect anything?
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What is the timing of Yoshimitsu's K attack from Super Dragonfly?

While in the Super Dragonfly stance (spinning his sword like a helicopter far overhead), Yoshimitsu has an attack that is listed in the movelist as KK. All this does is the same thing as the normal K ...
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Are rankings and player point based levels separate?

You get player points for doing pretty much anything in the game, but does your ranking (E5-A1) only go up for online matches? Ranked games only? Also, are the player points you get at the end of a ...
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What is the highest online ranking achievable?

I know that as you make your way through ranked matches that you slowly rise from E5 to higher ranks, but what is the highest rank you can get to? Is it A1, or can I raise my rank even higher than ...
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Weapon clash: Is it possible to knock bullets out of the air with an attack?

I know that you can't just guard projectiles, but is it possible to slice a bullet in half using a regular attack? EDIT: Despite what the manual says, you CAN just guard projectiles such as bullets ...
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How do you build Soul Meter?

Correct me if the name of this meter is wrong; I am referring to the curved one at the edge of your health bar, that has the number 0, 1, or 2, depending on how full it is. I know that this generally ...
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Is Soul Calibur V's online play cross-platform?

If I get the Xbox 360 version and my friend gets the PS3 version, can we play vs each other online?
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Does Leixia's weapon clash get through instead of bouncing back?

It seems like every time there is a weapon clash between Leixia and another character, her's gets through while the opponent's bounces back. Does Leixia get some kind of priority because of her style? ...
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What's the maximum player level?

There is an achievement/trophy for getting to "the maximum player level" (unspecified in the text of said achievement/trophy). In researching, I found the highest unlock comes at player level 53 (the ...
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Is it possible to do an alternate Guard Impact?

In soul caliburs 2-4 you could do a guard impact with either forward or back and G. The latter would cause your opponent to fall to the ground behind you. Is there still a way to do this in SC5?
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What is it called when two attacks cancel each other out?

If both characters attack at the same time it will often flash orange and cancel out neutrally. Does anyone know if there is a name/term for this?
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Is it possible to Just Guard attacks from behind?

I'm currently making my way through the Legendary Souls mode, and I must say I have never seen so much A.I. cheating in my life. While I am used to the computer cheating from my time fighting the ...
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What does player level do?

As I've made my way through Story Mode, I've noticed that I've been accumulating "player points", which has slowly added to my "Player Level". However, I am unclear as to what exactly what player ...
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How can Astaroth get his opponents out of his face?

Astaroth is a long-range fighter. He has long windups, sweeping attacks, and tons of options if your opponent gives you space to work. Unfortunately, most opponents know this, and don't give you ...
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How can Voldo safely close distance against Hilde?

Against Hilde, who has an extremely long spear that she likes to stab you with from across the level, I've been having trouble getting in close enough to deal damage. Against many players, 236A+B is ...
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How can Voldo safely get into his mantis stance with his katars towards the enemy?

In previous games, there was a distinction between 2B+K and 3B+K. They would both go into the mantis stance, but the first variant would have katars away from the enemy, and the second would have ...
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What is the difference between Elysium, Kilik, and Edge Master?

All three of these characters seem to be the same, but their souls are different options when creating a character. They all choose a random fighter and mimic that style during the fight. Is there any ...
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What is the significance of the recommended height of a custom fighter?

When customizing a fighter in Soul Calibur 5, upon choosing your preferred weapon (or soul), the next prompt is for the height of your character. There are 5 choices, and one of them is selected by ...
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What do the letter-number codes under my name mean?

I would take a screenshot and use free-hand circles, but alas, I don't have a way to do so with my Xbox. Under my name, in my player card, there is the string "E5". I have seen others on other ...
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How to cope with the new Guard Impact?

Now that guard impacts require a full soul meter to perform, their utility seems to have flown out the window. They aren't even improved from in the previous games, where through them out was ...
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How to counterattack with Xiba?

I am attempting to learn how to play as Xiba, but my first foray into online fighting has left me 0-3. I had trouble opening up the opponent's defense, and couldn't get off my back feet to initiate an ...
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What is fuzzy guard?

There's some hubbub being made about the launch (1.00) and first patch (1.01) version of Soulcalibur V having fuzzy guard. How do I perform a fuzzy guard, and what does it protect against?
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How do you unlock special characters in Soul Calibur 5?

Besides the unlockable DLC character Dampierre, there are quite a few "?" selections in the character menu left for additional characters. Who are these characters and how do you unlock them? (Most ...
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How can I improve my ability to just guard?

With the removal of convenient Guard Impacts, Soulcalibur V adds a new guard ability - just guard. This allows you to tap (not hold) guard at the precise moment of impact (very few frames), and your ...
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How do I perform a guard impact?

In the previous Soulcalibur games, guard impacting was performed by pressing ▷G (forward and guard; 6G, in fighting game direction terminology). In Soulcalibur V, this was removed. Guard impact still ...